The Salem Witch Trials Essay

1946 Words Nov 18th, 2015 8 Pages
The Salem “Witch” Trials DRAFT
Imagine living in a household in Salem, Massachusetts. It is the year 1692 and you are a young female, around the age of 20. Now while a mass of events involving witch hunts are happening, everyone around you is panicking, accusing your friends, family and finally you of witchcraft, whether it was true or not that you had been practicing such sorcery. You confess anyways, being terrified, what happens to you next? The Salem Witch Trials should have been taken care of in a different way. The Salem Witch Trials were a way to suppress people from exposing the truth behind the Government. The Trials were unfair, the Government and the townspeople were corrupt, and they had stress from threats surrounding the village. The Salem Witch Trials were unfair. The Salem Witch Trials was an event that happened in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. The event lasted just under a year and created the biggest mess of chaos in such a small area. It was one of the largest witch hunts. During the trials unusual things happened and innocent people were blamed. Unusual as in bewitchments were popping up. Most of the confessors that confessed to being a witch were arrested, versus the ones who denied were killed. There were more than 100 people arrested and over 19 people killed. (Woolf 458) A witch was considered a woman, but men were also accused. This was a period where they thought the devil could walk the earth and taken on different forms, which these “witches”…

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